Mike D, an animal rights and forest activist, is being charged with Disorderly Conduct, Menacing, and Failure To Appear, stemming from the Solo Timber Sale Protest July 30, 2002 (except the failure to appear). His case number for the Menacing and Disorderly Conduct Charge is #0311198. For the Failure to Apppear charge is #0413219.
He has a release hearing tomorrow at 3pm, but he will probably not actually be in court but on T.V. and it will probably only take 5 min. I was told that last friday when he appeared in court, he was asked to sign a paper that was a notice of his next court date which he refused to do. The Judge (Eve Miller) did not like that, and that is why I was told he is in jail right now, but that is not for sure. His bail is at $50,000 but probably will be reduced at his court hearing tomorrow.
Mike's Jury Trial will be on Oct.20th, 9:00am, at the Clackamas County Courthouse, but that is always subject to change. 5 cops will be testifying against Mike. 3 are with the USFS and the other two are policeman. I also found out that two people who had been charged from the Solo Timber Sale Protest had already plead guilty and made a plea bargain to do community service. Mike was offered the same deal if he plead guilty, which he refused to do.
If you think you can be a witness on behalf of Mike please call his
Lawyer Bart Heron at 503-699-6496. Also, if you want to visit Mike you need to write him a letter that includes your name, address, and date of birth. When you visit him you need to have a government issued ID.
Mike would love to receive letters, write him at:
Care of Clackamas County Jail
2206 S. Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Please Do All You Can To Support Mike! Come To His Jury Trial On Oct.20th!
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